Bereavement Leave

Employees may take up to four days for the death of an immediate family member as defined below:

Immediate family shall be defined as spouse; natural, foster, or step parent; grandchild; mother-in-law; father-in-law; natural, foster, or stepbrother; natural, foster, or stepsister, natural, foster, or stepchild or any relative residing in the same household, the domestic partner of the employee and a child or parent of the domestic partner or any other relative of the domestic partner living in the same household.

Note: Check with your timekeeper to see if your family member is covered.

Verification is required for approval of bereavement leave. This may include but not limited to, one of the following documents, which should be attached to your timesheet for the appropriate month:

  • Copy of death certificate
  • Obituary column
  • Certificate from funeral home
  • Other (such as mass card, memorial card, announcements, funeral programs, rabbi letter, etc.)

Employees must provide proof for those relatives (outside of immediate family mentioned above) that reside in their household, by providing one of the following documents:

  • Any document issued by this state or county, city, or the federal government
  • Vehicle Registration Card or title
  • Voter Precinct Card
  • Military Orders/Documents
  • Utility bill or cable bill
  • Housing lease or contract, mortgage statement, property or income tax statement
  • Financial statement
  • School records

Any other documents provided will be reviewed by the Office of Human Resource Services for consideration.

Contact Information

1219 Boylan Hall
P: 718.951.5377

For Classified Staff
Brenda Campfield

For Classified Hourly
Bettina Smith

Brooklyn. All in.